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U.S. home sales fall for the 3rd straight month in May

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in May for the third straight month as rising mortgage rates and record-high prices discouraged...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises to 4.3% in May

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in May was 4.3%, two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...

Retail sales rise a meager 0.1% in May from April as...

NEW YORK (AP) – Consumers barely increased spending in May from April as still high inflation and high interest rates curbed spending.  Retail sales rose...

U.S. employers added a robust 272K jobs in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers added a vigorous 272,000 jobs in May, accelerating from April and a sign that companies are still confident enough...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE’S job approval rating is 37% in the COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States latest poll conducted between April and May. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Poll: McKee’s job approval rating at 37%

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s job approval rating is in line with his fellow New England governors, according to a poll from the...

Spending at bars, restaurants surges as Americans shrug off inflation, recession...

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans didn't let persistent inflation and lingering worries about a recession cut into summer spending on eating and drinking out. Retails...
THE RHODE ISLAND home price index increased 4.2% year over year in May, higher than the national growth rate of 1.4%, CoreLogic Inc. says. / AP FILE PHOTO

CoreLogic: R.I. home price index up 4.2% in May

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island home price index increased 4.2% year over year in May, higher than the national growth rate of 1.4%, according...

An inflation gauge tracked by the Federal Reserve falls to its...

WASHINGTON (AP) – An inflation index that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve tumbled last month to its lowest level since April 2021,...

Unemployment in Providence-Warwick area falls in May

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 2.8% in May, a decrease from 3.1% one month ago and the...

U.S. consumer confidence jumps to highest level since early 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – The American consumer's confidence jumped in June to its highest level in 18 months as a strong labor market continues to...
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